Bucher Municipal

Country of origin: 
Business Sector: 
production of truck mounted sweepers;
Starting Year: 
Bucher Municipal Ltd. is a company of the Swiss concern Bucher Industries, founded in 2004. The company manufactures utility vehicles.
Initially, the company only assembled components (barrels, motors, brushes, and other parts), but over time the production process was extended to include welding, metalworking, and surface treatment processes.
The production volumes increased significantly in 2015 when the first complete assembly line from Switzerland was moved to Latvia. In November 2015, the first ready-made utility vehicle designed for street cleaning came off the production line. Over the next two years, the transfer of assembly lines from British and Swiss factories continued. As part of the full-cycle production process (from metal sheet to finished vehicle), the Ventspils manufacturing plant currently produces six models of utility vehicles. The company also manufactures electric utility vehicles, thus keeping up with the current market trends.

In 2022, the company received the Export Leader award in the "Latvian Export and Innovation Awards 2022" in the group of large enterprises in the sector "Smart Energy and Mobility".
In 2023, the latest manufactured product Bucher CityCat VR50e (fully electric street sweeper) received two international awards:
  • German Design Award 2023 in the category «Excellent Product Design» (the award «Gold») - for outstanding, comprehensive and innovative design work.
  • German Innovation Award 2023 in the category "Excellence in Business to Business - Automotive Technologies" (the award "Winner") - the award stands for innovations that advance the industry through their originality and effectiveness.
In 2023, the company's solar park with 1422 solar panels started work, and it will cover approximately 17%-20% of the annual total electricity consumption of the manufacturing plant.
At the end of 2023, the total area of the buildings of Bucher Municipal Ltd. is almost 20,000 m2, while the total area of the territory is approximately 90,000 m2. The company's products are exported to more than 30 countries around the world. The company has 400 employees. Bucher Municipal Ltd. regularly continues to develop and is already working on future development and expansion plans. Company certificates: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001.


Adress: 105 Ganibu Str., Ventspils, LV-3601, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 63661050
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.buchermunicipal.com/lv/lv
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bucher-municipal/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BucherMunicipalLatvia
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@buchermunicipallatvia6824


Managing Plant Manager of Bucher Municipal Mikus Brakanskis:

–      Investing and creating a factory in Ventspils has been and is still a success story for Bucher Municipal. We have implemented multiple expansion projects together with the city administration and freeport within a span of two decades. Teamwork and good collaboration between all three parties have helped us to achieve success. Our journey from a company with few employees to one of the biggest employers in the region would not have been possible without the people who have shaped this story. A story that holds great significance for the whole Bucher Municipal Division. By continuing our development and investing in our site and employees, we will keep producing high-quality compact sweepers in this small city and deliver them to the rest of the world to make it as clean as Ventspils.
The innovative and flexible offer of the Ventspils Freeport Authority stood out among those made by the freeport authorities in other cities. This allowed to reduce the company's risk at the beginning of its operation by renting buildings and land from the Ventspils Freeport Authority, rather than investing in the company's equity capital. The rapid pace of development and growth ambitions led to the decision to relocate the production facility, which was successfully resolved by the City Council and the Freeport Authority of Ventspils. They responded swiftly and professionally to our request for the acquisition of land and buildings. Behind these global challenges lies a number of everyday issues we have effectively solved together over the years, so that we, as a company, city, and employees, have a more comfortable daily life, and can achieve better results.

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